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Gynaecology

Gynaecology deals with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts.

Gynaecological conditions include

  • Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Infertility
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • Infections of the vagina (vaginitis), cervix, and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral, and protozoal)
  • UTIs and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Premenstrual Syndrome 

First and foremost, the primary contraception action of the oral contraceptive pill is that they prevent ovulation of an egg from the ovary. The oral contraceptive pills also change the nature of the cervical mucus especially during the fertile period by making it more hostile to sperm survival an...
19 May 2019

This Singaporean Gynaecologist Discusses Possible Complications Of Abortions

This Singaporean Gynaecologist Discusses Possible Complications Of Abortions

The decision to have an abortion can be difficult and the termination of a pregnancy can prove overwhelming for many women, especially when they begin to consider the complications involved. How safe is an abortion procedure in Singapore? Is there any risk of health consequences following the procedure?

On DoctorxDentist, gynaecologist Dr Jasmine Mohd described the possible complications and the possibility of experiencing them. Here's what she had to share.

 

109 views 15 May 2019
There are 2 types of emergency oral contraceptives available. The one that you are on involves you taking 2 tablets 12 hours apart. Since you have missed your second dose, you cannot rely on this method anymore so you will need to restart the whole regime again (in that you need to ...
4 May 2019
Norethisterone is a type of progesterone hormone pill that can be used for various reasons, eg heavy periods, delaying periods etc. However, it is important to note that Norethisterone is NOT a contraceptive pill. Meaning, it does not provide you with birth control effects. He...
1 May 2019
A leiomyoma or fibroid as it is more commonly know arises from anywhere in the uterus and in most cases are benign (non-cancerous). Over time, only 1% of them every become cancerous. They can vary in size, location and number. It is usually the bigger fibroids that can cause symp...
29 Apr 2019
This simply means that you have a fungal infection of the vagina and this was incidentally picked up on your routine pap smear (which is meant to be a screening test for cervical cancer). This vaginal infection can be treatment with an appropriate antifungal medication either ora...
26 Apr 2019
This is unlikely to be a fungal infection as the discharge tends to be clumpy and white without any odour. It sounds more like a bacterial infection or can even be a combination of bacterial and fungal. It is best to get this discharge tested for possible infections.
26 Oct 2018
Yeast infections tend to be thick white and clumpy, while bacterial vaginosis tends to be a grey watery discharge with a "fishy" odour. It would certainly be a good idea to get retested for STDs to be sure that you are not infected.
26 Oct 2018
Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps can be relieved with either hormonal or non-hormonal medications. Non-hormonal treatments that are popular include NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ponstan or arcoxia which offer quick relief. In order for them to work perfect...
16 Apr 2019
Yes. Blood in the stool always require further evaluation. I would recommend to see doctor as soon as possible
9 Apr 2019
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